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AmeriGlo/Defoor Tactical Glock Sights Review

Category : Competition, Gunsmithing, Handguns, Self Defense, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

I recently installed a set of AmeriGlo/Defoor Tactical sights on my Glock 34 and I believe that they are the best upgrade I’ve made to my gun. I shoot the stock Glock sights fine, I shoot the AmeriGlo sights better.

The improvement comes, for me at least, in that the front sight is narrower and the rear sight is slightly wider. I find

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Ruger LC9 9mm – SHOT Show Media Day

Category : Handguns, Self Defense, SHOT Show 2011, Video


The Ruger LC9 is a great addition to Ruger’s handgun lineup. I own a .380 sub-compact but would rather run than shoot someone with it. I don’t buy into the story that a .380 is enough gun but think it might be better than nothing. The LC9 solves both the sub-compact easy to carry problem and the power issue, so I think it’s a great product. I thought that the recoil was quite manageable and not too uncomfortable. However, after watching the guy next to me shoot in the

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CAA Tactical RONI G1 SHOT Show Media Day 2011

Category : Self Defense, SHOT Show 2011, Tactical, Video


The RONI-G1 by CAA Tactical allows the user to very quickly turn his Glock handgun into a carbine.  No tools are required for the conversion and it makes a handgun shoot like a carbine. I was impressed with how fast it pointed and how easy it was to handle. If you aren’t law enforcement or military its my understanding that you will need to register

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Bear Hunt with a Glock 20 (10MM)

Category : Handguns, Hunting, Self Defense

I had chased bears all over the mountains off and on for several weeks with my good friend Don, who’s a very experienced bear chaser. I’d had opportunities to shoot many bears but none got me excited enough to start shooting. I’d had a chance, for about 1.5 seconds, to shoot a running bear with a rifle at about 150 yards  and passed it up because I wasn’t confidant in its size. Afterwards, I regretted not taking the shot. I resolved not to make the same mistake again.

The day started at 3:30 AM. Ben, one of Don’s friends, had joined us and by 10 or 11 AM we’d seen a couple of bears but

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Glock G22 Gen 4 Cold Weather Test (-5°F)

Category : Handguns, Self Defense, Video

Many people are still questioning whether the Glock Gen 4 is as reliable as the Gen 3. I’m still putting rounds through the Glock Gen 4 G22 we reviewed and have yet to have any kind of reliability problem. I haven’t been using expensive ammunition either. Most of what has gone through the gun has been handloads or the cheapest stuff you can buy at Wal-Mart. The gun has not ever been cleaned, oiled, or greased.

For Thanksgiving we traveled to Eastern Idaho to celebrate the Holiday. Eastern Idaho had experienced some cold weather and so I thought it would be a good opportunity to see if cold weather could cause a malfunction in the Gen 4.

The gun was placed in the snow for 12 hours. The gun was intentionally loaded with a round in the chamber so the slide wouldn't need to be racked to shoot the gun.

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Holster 101- Explorations

Category : Cases/Scabbards/Holsters, Handguns, Self Defense

This is a pancake style from Rhome DesBiens. Stitching and finish are flawless.

Over the years I have used, reviewed and tested literally hundreds of holsters. The classic
designs such as the Milt Sparks Summer Special became classics because they work. This is
attributable to superior design and execution. Others are beautifully made of the finest material but
not worth a hoot for actual carry and use. Others are crude to look at but the get the job done. I